>> i'm not dead. also it's 4:30. [ whistle ] >> reporter: through all of the outrage and ridicule, he said that the replacement refs have plenty to proud of. >> we did what we had to do. we kept the league afloat during the preseason and during the first few weeks of the regular season. >> reporter: and what about the standing ovation when the real refs returned thursday night? >> you know, they're the heroes now, they're the stars, they're the saviors of the game, i wish them well. i hope they have a great season. >> likable guy, right? more than 100% of these replacement refs will be watching these games on their couches and no doubt about it, how nice these guys are, everyone in green bay, wisconsin, for sure is happy about that. >> as you said, likable guy, gracious. thank you very much. appreciate it. time now for the weather and ginger zee in grand rapids, michigan, this morning, where she was inducted into your high school hall of fame last night. there's the video. ginger, good morning and congratulations.